Pregnant women with sleep apnea are FOUR TIMES more likely to suffer severe life-threatening conditions in childbirth.

  • Brown University researchers studied data on more than 1.5 million pregnancies
  • They found the condition increased hospital stay length from 3 to 5 days
  • It also increased the need for the ICU by 174%, and risk of preeclampsia by 122%
  • Eclampsia risk (a severe preeclampsia that causes seizures) went up by 125%

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